Broadsands

An afternoon visit to Broadsands gave views of at least 3 Firecrest and almost constant sightings of Goldcrests in the corner of the left hand car park.

A quick sea watch gave good numbers of Grebes, Divers and “Sea Ducks” I suspect Scoters but given the distances involved my binoculars were not up to the task of positive identification.

Report as below in respect of a colour ringed Black Tailed Godwit observed at Bowling Green Marsh back in September.

This female Black-tailed Godwit was ringed on the Solent, UK by Peter Potts and co-workers. Recordings sightings since that time as follows.

14-Nov-10

Exminster Marshes RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Sally Mills

21-Nov-10

Exminster Marshes RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

James Diamond

20-Nov-11

Exminster Marshes RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

James Diamond

02-Jan-12

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Dave Scott

15-Mar-12

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

John Connolly

30-Aug-12

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Steve Lister

08-Oct-12

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

John Connolly

19-Aug-13

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Pete Potts

23-Feb-14

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

AJ Bellamy & Jeny Newland

29-Jan-14

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Katharine Bowgen

25-Feb-15

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Margaret Mackintosh

15-Sep-15

Bowling Green Marsh RSPB reserve, Exe Estuary,

Steve Hopper

Posted January 2nd, 2016 at 8:13 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News